Are you craving for some fresh air? Escape Berlin for a few hours and discover nature by the Baltic Sea. Of course, there are plenty of beautiful destinations around Berlin, but if you’d like to wander the beach and experience the water, then a day trip to the Baltic Sea is your best chance. Find a lovely café and enjoy a classic Fischbrötchen (fish sandwich).
You can get to the Baltic Sea easily – in the morning and evening there are buses and trains between the two locations.
Here at Crocodilian, we love a great escape. And to share our knowledge we’ve chosen 7 day trips that are easily accessible without a car. Better yet, in each of the towns the beaches are within walking distance! Leave Berlin in the morning and head towards the Baltic Sea to enjoy many hours of sand and sea. Leave late afternoon to be back in the evening for dinner. Are you ready to pack your things and go?
So without further ado, we present: From Berlin to the Sea – 7 Day Trips to the Baltic Sea
1. Day trip from Berlin to Warnemünde
For Germans, the former fishing village of Warnemünde is one of the most popular getaways. The long sandy beach is perfect for a stroll. Warnemünde is very easy to reach from Berlin – take the train for maximum comfort, or save money with an inexpensive long-distance bus. You could even pass the time by reading a book or taking a nap before you arrive.
Travel time: approx. 3h
Sightseeing tip: Warnemünde Lighthouse
2. Day trip from Berlin to Zingst
Zingst is located in the far north of the country, in the middle of Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft National Park. To make your day trip to Zingst worthwhile, you should arrive as early as possible. The beach is extensive and untouched, and the surrounding landscape offers pristine views. As an added benefit, the bus arrives directly in the centre of Zingst.
Travel time: from approx. 4h
Sightseeing tip: Max Hünten Haus
3. Day trip from Berlin to Wismar
Arriving at the tranquil station in the Hanseatic city of Wismar, it is worth taking a walk through the old town. To get directly to the beach, you change at the port to one of the regional bus lines. These run several times an hour. It takes approximately 15 minutes to reach Wendorf beach.
Travel time: approx. 4h
Sightseeing tip: Nikolaikirche (St Nicholas Church)
4. Day trip from Berlin to Timmendorfer Strand
Timmendorfer Strand boasts a seven-kilometre-long stretch of sand with typical beach huts and a sophisticated atmosphere. In the popular village there are numerous quaint stores to wander and shop. After a long stroll, numerous restaurants and cafés on the waterfront invite you to relax and enjoy the serene atmosphere.
Travel time: approx. 3.5h
Sightseeing tip: Hafen Niendorf (Niendorf Harbour)
5. Day trip from Berlin to Usedom
Bus and train travel directly from Berlin to Heringsdorf on Usedom: the second largest island in Germany. It’s easy to forget the noise of city as you pass the beautiful pier, on the beach of Heringsdorf.
Travel time: from approx. 3h
Sightseeing tip: Villa Irmgard
6. Day trip from Berlin to Ueckermünde
Particularly worthwhile in terms of history is a day trip to Ueckermünde. In around two and a half hours you can get from Berlin to Ueckermünde Stadthafen via Pasewalk. You can stroll through the dreamy old town towards the beach, which promises even more relaxing walks.
Travel time: approx. 2.5h
Sightseeing tip: Haffmuseum in the Castle Ueckermünde
7. Day trip from Berlin to Rügen
Leave early via train or bus to get to Germany’s largest island Rügen, and the relaxing resort town of Binz. On the way you’ll see the impressive beach promenade, and the many villas that boast typical seaside architecture. City stress? Far away.
Travel time: approx. 4h
Sightseeing tip: Colossus of Prora